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  1. The fundamental challenge in organizational design is managing the tension between division of labor and integration of efforts. People often make the mistake of emphasizing the former at the expense of the latter. They may devise an organizational s . . .Read More
    -- Phanish Puranam

  2. Boards should have at least one person who has the responsibility to think like an activist investor. Many boards are caught unaware because no director is playing that role.
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  4. Today’s organizations were simply never designed to change proactively and deeply—they were built for discipline and efficiency, enforced through hierarchy and routinization. As a result, there’s a mismatch between the pace of change in the ext . . .Read More
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